Give Up Your Morning Coffee and Choose Lemon Water

Three in four Aussies always start their day with a cup of piping hot coffee. More than a quarter of these Aussies consume more than 3 cups of coffee every day especially those who love taking instant coffee rather than brewed. But with all that jitteriness, heart palpitations, restlessness, and even stomach upset that are associated with coffee-drinking, it’s about time to ditch the black morning drink in favour of something more refreshing and definitely healthier – lemon water. Here’s why you’re better off starting your day with a glass…

The Best Homemade Smoothies to Enjoy This Summer

There’s no better way to beat the scorching Australian summer heat than with a tall glass of the most refreshing smoothies. And while you can always expect your favourite beverage counter to give you one spectacular drink after another, you’ll do a lot better making your own right at home. You’ll have better control of the ingredients, adjust the taste accordingly, and will never pay a fortune for a glass. Best of all, you’ll be sharing these homemade smoothies with everyone else in the family. Here are some of the…

How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Can Help Treat Sports Hernia

Sports Hernia and What Causes It Sports hernia is a core muscle injury that affects the lower abdomen and the groin. Professional athletes who engage in high-intensity sports are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury. It is also common among recreational athletes, as well as those who engage in high school or college sports. Male athletes are more vulnerable to this type of injury more than female athletes. This injury is caused by making sudden and repetitive pelvic and hip movements, such as kicking, pivoting, or twisting. Sports hernia…

Sun and Sand Season: 3 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Harmful UV Rays

Summer fun has begun all over Australia. And as Aussies and other folks flock the beaches, the incidence of sun exposure-related skin damage has officially begun. It doesn’t have to be this way, however. With all the knowledge and technologies we have today, it is now a lot easier to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Here are 3 tips to help you make the most of the sun and sand season. Use an Appropriate Sunscreen One of the most effective ways to protect…

7 Amazing Ways to Build A Healthy Workplace

This is a guest post by Hannah Tay. The workplace is the place where workers stay most part of their day. With no doubt, its environment influences the attitude and personality of the workers. A stressful place of working will decrease the chances of a business to flourish and prosper. It will affect their health and increase non-attendance of the workers. On the flip side, workers will surely grow more in a positive and healthy working situation. They would love to come to a place where they feel comfortable, joyous…

Is Drinking More Than 8 Glasses Of Water A Day Good Or Bad?

With the temperatures going up and summer coming, it is important to keep yourself hydrated. The most popular saying is to drink 8 glasses a day, but is this really the rule? Would drinking more or less than that in a day be bad for your body? These questions may be simple but there is no answer that applies to everyone. Research has also come up with different recommendations. The fact is, how much water you need is dependent on several factors, like your health, your activities, and where you…

Treating Dental Emergencies While Waiting for An Appointment

This is a guest post by Dr Grillo & Jamie Brown. Dental emergencies are typically the result of an oral health issue that was ignored or left untreated for a certain period of time. They also occur when your gums or teeth have been injured in an accident, for example. Either way, no matter how the dental emergency happened, you can find temporary relief at home while you wait for your dental appointment. Toothaches and Oral Discomfort Eating too much sugar has a number of effects on the body, including…

Balneotherapy Explained: Can it Boost Your Immune System?

Long before the advent of medicines and advanced therapies, man looked to nature for the answers to some of his most troubling health concerns. One of these is bathing in mineral-rich waters or hot or mud springs. While the term balneotherapy is relatively new, the practice of immersing one’s body in mineral-rich waters and hot springs has been going on since the 9th century BC and perhaps even earlier. And while there are now increasing numbers of scientific literature exalting the many benefits of balneotherapy including dermatologic, metabolic, and chronic…